Man dies following head-on collision, submersion near Bentley

SEDGWICK COUNTY, Kan. (KWCH) Update: Wednesday, September 18, 2019

The Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office says a man critically injured in a crash Tuesday night near Bentley has died.

Lt. Myers, a spokesperson for the sheriff's office, identified the man as 58-year-old Clifford Bliss, of Sedgwick, Kan.

Myers says it's believed Bliss ran a stop sign in the area of the 15800 block of W. 109th Street.

The driver of the semi was not seriously hurt.


Tuesday, September 17, 2019

One person is critically injured in a Tuesday-night crash in north Sedgwick County involving a semi and a car.

The call came in around 7:45 p.m. in the 15800 block of W. 109th Street, west of Bentley.

Sedgwick County Sheriff's Lt. David Hine says the crash involved a semi with a trailer and a small, white car.

Hine says the truck was traveling west on 109th Street from Bently after dropping off a load of grain at the elevator. The car was traveling north on 167th Street West.

The semi and the car collided and both vehicles ended up in a drainage pond. Emergency crews pulled the car's driver from the vehicle. That driver was found not breathing and transported to a Wichita hospital in critical condition.

The semi's driver was not hurt, Hine says. The semi driver reported the car did not stop at a stop sign at 167th West, leading to the collision.